Week at a Glance: February 17-21, 2020 – All Schools Closed February 21

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 17 Family Day – no school Tuesday, February 18 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open […]

All schools to close February 21 for a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our […]

Week at a Glance: February 10-14, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 10 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All Before and After School programs open Licenced […]

All elementary schools to close February 11 & 12 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

ETFO announces Phase 5 of work-to-rule

On February 3, Phase 5 of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) work-to-rule came into effect. For this next phase, elementary teachers and education workers who are members of ETFO will not: Participate in extracurricular activities at any time If no agreement is reached centrally with the province, ETFO local groups will continue in […]

Week at a Glance: February 3-7, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 3 All schools open All rental permits cancelled Tuesday, February 4 All schools (JK-Grade […]

All elementary schools to close February 6 & 7 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

Schools reopen January 28

All WRDSB elementary schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, January 28 following the one-day rotating Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Statement from the Chairperson regarding continued job action

The Waterloo Region District School Board remains committed to providing a world-class public education to all of the nearly 65,000 students who attend our schools. Students remain our top priority and we take pride in welcoming them into the safe, supportive learning environments created by our dedicated administrators, teachers and education support staff. The past […]

Update on elementary report cards

Dear Parents/Caregivers: We are writing with an important update on the term one report card.   At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s term one report card. We know how important these reports are to parents, caregivers and students. They are a reflection of the work done thus far in the […]

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